Our Family Engagement Program

Step-By-Step

"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."

This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010).  Our program can increase family engagement by considering these steps:

Impact Story

Project Appleseed Grows

Parental Involvement

 

Abington Junior High School started out with 77 parent volunteers in its database; the number grew to 187 the next year. In year three more than 250 volunteers. 

  Volunteer $ Value?

Check your state, regional

& city volunteer data

 

  • Volunteering and civic engagement rates among among parents.

  • The value of volunteer time for 2017 is $23.56 per hour nationally. What is the average in your state?

School Checklist

Family Enagement

Does your school reach out?

Checklist for Parent Engagement

 

Use this Checklist which is based on the Six Slices of Parental Involvement - our National Standards -to evaluate and improve parent-school partnerships

Parent Report Card

Distribute Parent Report Card

Self-Diagnostic Report

 

Parental Involvement Report Card. This is a self diagnostic tool which quizzes parents on their involvement. Use these 31 questions as a guide to discover some of the ways that parents can help their child at home and at school.

Volunteer Pledge

Distribute Learning Compact

Parental Involvement Pledge

 

AS A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULT, I hereby give my pledge of commitment to help our community’s children.... Title I requires learning compacts like the Pledge in high-poverty schools.

Our 150 Days!

150 Days of Family Engagement

Events for Parents & Schools

 

There are roughly 150 plus days between Project Appleseed's National Parental Involvement Day in November and Public School Volunteer Week in April, each school year. Each day, each week, represents an opportunity to engage parents!

Can You Break Through?

 

Benefits and barriers to involvement exist for both schools and families. Some barriers are created by limited resources, while others originate from the beliefs, perceptions, and attitudes of families and school staff.

Barriers & Benefits

Logic Model

Model & Supporting Research

 

Although family involvement in education is not an original idea, a systemic and integrated approach to family engagement represents an innovative strategy in education reform.  It taps into an overlooked strategy that can leverage improvements in student learning.

Buy Our Toolbox

Parental Involvement Toolbox

 

  1. The Parental Involvement Toolbox is designed to increase family engagement to improve student outcomes. Download our program.

  • Click Here!: The Parental Involvement Pledge, Report Card, Resource Center and Training​

Get Our Training

Learn Family Engagement with Our Online and In-person Training

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) redefines high-quality professional development for elementary and secondary education. Whether you’re a brand-new or seasoned educator or parent leader, we have the evidence-based knowledge you need to get up to speed, perform at your best, and get the most out of parents. Project Appleseed provides an economical opportunity to bring Kevin Walker - our founder and a national parent leader - to your school community. Mr. Walker will help you engage families in continuous school improvement, by nurturing relationships with parents and families.

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010).  Our program can increase family engagement in your school community!

Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is ourl program designed for educators and parent leaders to supersize and mobilize family engagement.

You get unlimited membershio reproduction rights to our web site content for distribution in newsletters, memos, booklets, pamphlets and more for one year!*

Learn family engagement with our In-person or Online training!. Utilize one of America's most accessible parent and family engagement leaders in your schools!

Download our slideshow: Strong Families, Strong Schools! Family engagement should be an essential strategy in building partnership with parents.

Pledge

AS A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULT, I hereby give my pledge of commitment to help our community’s children ....

Toolbox

Project Appleseed's Parental Involvement Toolbox is ourl program designed for educators and parent leaders to supersize and mobilize family engagement.

Report Card

Project Appleseed provides this self-diagnostic tool which is intended to help parents rate their contributions to their child's success at school.

Membership

You get unlimited membership reproduction rights to our web site content for distribution in newsletters, memos, booklets, pamphlets and more for one year!*

Checklist

How well does your school reach out to parents. The following questions can help you evaluate how well your school is reaching out to parents.

Training

Learn family engagement with our In-person or Online training!. Utilize one of America's most accessible parent and family engagement leaders in your schools!

Events

For 25 years we have lead American education with two celebrated events – National Parental Involvement Day and Public School Volunteer Week

Slideshow

Download our slideshow: Strong Families, Strong Schools! Family engagement should be an essential strategy in building partnership with parents.